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  1. 180 Icebreakers to Strengthen Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

    Pique your students' interest with these 180 icebreakers for all ages to strengthen critical thinking and problem solving skills. Each activity includes  an intriguing fact, a point to ponder, and a project to pursue. Incorporating William's and Bloom's taxonomies, the 'icebreakers' address each of the intelligences and the six levels of thinking. These activities will promote independent thinking and will assist students to succeed in school and life.

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    A$32.95
  2. 101 Brain-Based Instructional Strategies

    Teaching has become more and more demanding. With the pressures both teachers and students feel, the joy of learning is often sacrificed.

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    A$39.95
  3. STEM Resources

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research refers to experiments conducted to address problems in those fields that can be tested using the scientific method. The scientific method is an inquiry process used to systematically study, investigate and to provide explanations for observed phenomenon in the natural world. This method is used by STEM professionals to answer questions they have about important world problems and usually includes carefully orchestrating a situation that allows them to observe, measure and test their ideas.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  4. ASCD Arias Series

    ASCD Arias publications provide concise answers to challenging questions that you need to solve today—in a convenient format that you can read in one sitting and immediately put into practice. They’re the next-generation, immediate-need resources for everyone committed to the success of each learner.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  5. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series

    The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring and adapting instruction. Readers can put the guides to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in their own classrooms.

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    Starting at A$25.95

  6. The Classroom Strategies Series

    This series offers in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement strategies for school improvement.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  7. Teaching Argumentation: Activities and Games for the Classroom

    Teaching Argumentation: Activities and Games for the Classroom identifies select argumentation skills from the Common Core State Standards and offers F-12 teachers 10 fun, engaging activities and games to teach those skills. Students will develop the ability to think critically and debate constructively, and will become informed citizens destined for academic and lifetime success. Katie Rogers and Julia A. Simms identify the standards relevant to argumentation, the elements of argumentation within the standards, and group the elements into 13 argumentation skills. Help students develop the critical-thinking skills necessary to lead informed lives!

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    A$39.95
  8. ASCD Arias Publication: Student-Led Discussions: How Do I Promote Rich Conversations About Books, Videos, And Other Media?

    Develop meaningful student-led conversations about text and media across the content areas. This book provides a discussion framework that requires students to think deeply and communicate effectively. It includes advice on how to introduce and cultivate student-led discussions about literary and informational material at any grade; establish core instructional elements that students need to engage in rich discussions about content; recognise and evaluate effective student-led discussions; and understand your role as the teacher when students are leading their own discussions.

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    A$15.00
  9. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series: Examining Reasoning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Produce and Defend Claims

    This book explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes: explicit steps for implementation; recommendations for monitoring students' ability to examine errors in reasoning; adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning; examples and non-examples from classroom practice; and common mistakes and ways to avoid them. The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring, and adapting instruction.

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    A$25.95
  10. The Power of Scriptwriting! Teaching Essential Writing Skills Through Podcasts, Graphic Novels, Movies, and More

    This dynamic resource offers teachers a new way to energize the teaching of writing while also meeting key learning standards. The author draws on his unique background in education and media to provide this all-in-one resource to help teachers use the versatility of scriptwriting to motivate students and support literacy skills across the disciplines. Each chapter covers a different medium, outlining the writing skills required, and providing practical tips, sample projects, standards alignment, and strategies for differentiated instruction.

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    A$34.95
  11. Creativity x 4: Using the Australian Curriculum

    Creativity and innovation skills are central components of tertiary-level education and career readiness. Creativity x 4 includes four practical, standards-based lesson planning formats to use to develop creativity and higher-level thinking: Six Thinking Hats, Encounter Lessons, Questitivies and SCAMPER. Creativity x 4 is the ideal resource for your Australian Curriculum-aligned classroom, containing 33 distinct lessons which address the key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science, The Arts and Technologies. Each activity includes sample Australian Curriculum content descriptions and is accompanied by a differentiated assessment task.

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    A$29.95
  12. Teaching Reasoning: Activities and Games for the Classroom

    Teaching Reasoning: Activities and Games for the Classroom identifies essential reasoning skills from the Australian Curriculum and offers F-12 teachers 12 fun, engaging activities and games to teach them to students. Using these activities and games, students will develop the ability to critically analyse evidence and draw valid conclusions, thus becoming informed citizens destined for academic and lifetime success. This book will refine students' reasoning skills (using a combination of analytical and intuitive reasoning) in order to prosper in 21st-century universities and workplaces; gain engaging classroom games and activities to support reasoning instruction; and provide students with the tools to reinforce their reasoning and relay complex information.

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    A$39.95

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